A couple years ago we were so fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Olympic Gymnast Dominique Dawes about what it takes to be a world class athlete as well as the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices in order to combat childhood obesity. We thought it would be fun to replay her response during Childhood Obesity Month!
See what Dominique has to say about how she lives a healthy lifestyle:
Dominique was an elite Olympic gymnast who competed and medaled in three consecutive Olympic Games and is the only African-American gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal. At the 1996 Atlanta Games, Dominique became the first female African-American gymnast to win an individual medal, capturing bronze with her floor exercise performance and helping solidify her place in the USOC Hall of Fame.After years of dedication to gymnastics, this graduate of the University of Maryland, retired to focus on her passion to encourage, educate and motivate others. She is an accomplished motivational speaker, blogger, and most recently, new mom!
Dominique delivers powerful and inspiring messages of leadership, focus, teamwork, and health and wellness. She has the unique ability to empower vast audiences, from corporate executives and small business owners, to women’s groups, universities and youth organizations.
Thanks again to Dominique for sharing your thoughts with us and for all of your hard work for such an important cause!